Sermon Text: Mark 16: 7 But go, tell His disciples and Peter that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.¨
Sermon Title: The Power of a Second Chance Pt 4: Do Over
Because of the resurrection:
1. A second chance is Possible.
2. A second chance is Potential.
3. A second chance is emPowering.
Point 1: Because of the resurrection, a second chance is possible.
Though we may fail God miserably, He still wants us to know that there is a second chance. On that Sunday morning, the angel told the women to go and tell the disciples and Peter that Jesus is alive.
Point 2: Because of the resurrection, a second chance is potential.
These words from the angel to Peter point to the possibility of second chance, but it also points to the potential of the second chance.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.
The Bible is full of second chances:
Adam and Eve after eating the forbidden fruit
Abraham after lying twice about Sarah his wife
Moses after killing an Egyptian
Samson after revealing the secret of his god given strength
David after his lust passion with Bathsheba and killing her husband
Jonah after he ran from God given assignment
Point 3: Because of the resurrection, a second chance is empowering.
In the last chapter of John, we find a wonderful picture of Jesus assigning Peter to an awesome task.
Reassures Peter’s love
Restores Peters confidence
Reinstated Peter to the ministry
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1. Write down the one thing you regret and need a do over for
2. Ask God to forgive you
3. Ask God for His power not to do this over again